Changes in quality of life in chronic psychiatric patients: A comparison between EuroQol (EQ-5D) and WHOQoL

  title={Changes in quality of life in chronic psychiatric patients: A comparison between EuroQol (EQ-5D) and WHOQoL},
  author={Gerard van de Willige and Durk Wiersma and Fokko J. Nienhuis and Jack A. Jenner},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
It has often been postulated that simple, short questionnaires are unable to reflect complex changes in well-being of individuals with chronic psychiatric disorders. To investigate these assumptions we included two recently developed instruments to measure quality of life (the WHOQoL-Bref and the EuroQoL EQ-5D) in a randomised control trial (RCT) in which two treatment conditions were compared. Aims of the study were to assess the sensitivity and validity of these quality of life (QoL… CONTINUE READING


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